Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday Reveal

The wedding project that I got picked up for the Spring issue of Craft Ideas has been published! So excited! You can purchase the issue at Jo Ann Fabrics or online here if you're interested. Lots of great projects in this issue. You can get the online edition or the paper edition, which I prefer because I love leafing through magazines during lunch.


Now that it's out there in the world, I thought I'd post the pic I took of the project. It's table decor for a wedding, I used a vase, filled it with glass pebbles and then dyed coffee filters to make a cabbage rose for the top. The favors are made of two filters and filled with candy and tied with ribbon. It's easy to make in bulk (like for a wedding) but I might make some in blue for my daughter's college grad party this year.


It looks different in the mag, just because they actually made table settings and put the favors with the vase. It looks so professional! 

For the full instructions, you can pick up the mag or read it online (and your library might carry it). I had fun making these!

Happy Friday!
Chark


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Puppy Love

Now, I've got to admit I loved the song Puppy Love by Donny Osmond back in the day, so I'll post a video of it here for old time's sake, as long as you keep in mind I was only 4 when this song was released...so that makes me so much younger than Donny and Marie. SO much younger. Okay, now that we've established how very young I am, we can continue with the post.  :)



Here is a digi from 2 Cute Ink (again with the 2 Cute stamps!) that I colored in two ways, both with Prismacolor but different colors.




I like the Dalmatian better personally. You'll notice on the first one, though, the candy is for the doggie, I added a tag so you'd know it was puppy-safe chocolate. 



The hello digi is a freebie from Neat & Tangled here.

And I wanted to share this tasty-looking doggie idea with you too. I mean, so cute! How could you eat them?



This valentine is so clever and it's a free printable from here, you just need to buy glow stick bracelets for it, and if my son was young enough to send valentines to school, we'd be making these. Love it! Even though it is in no way dog/puppy related, I felt I'd better share now in case you need a valentine idea before the big day!




Happy Wednesday!
Chark

Monday, February 8, 2016

Let's Have A Monster Hug

This cute little guy is courtesy Heidi Arrowood over at 2 Cute Ink digital stamps. I love his glasses and his Valentine cookie!



This is also a February digi from Heidi. I like them as a couple, because I wouldn't dream of bread without butter, especially crusty, warm French bread. Shhhh! Don't tell my little couple I love to eat bread and butter!



What's your favorite coloring medium? I've been using Prismacolor pencils lately. I like my watercolor pencils too but I haven't found a good paper to feed through the printer that takes watercolor well.

Happy Monday!
Chark


Friday, February 5, 2016

Birds of a Feather

I won some Tim Holtz Crazy Birds from Karen over at flickr Hero Arts and she included some washi and inks and the day I got them, I had to ink them up.



I used the Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks and stamped. Then I used a water brush to color them with the same inks. I used a pen to add some details and then fussy cut and mounted them on a card base. The Hello die is stickled (that's a verb, right?!) with Diamond and the birds have a touch of Stickles too. You can see that in the close-up.




I just made the grass with the pistachio ink and the sky with Broken China.

These guys are just so fun. They have tons of stamps that you can accessorize the birds with too, which is funny, but I like them fine on their own.



This card I made with a digi stamp from over at 2 Cute Ink Stamps. Love this little guy. The sentiment is made of clear stickers from Kaiser Craft. He's colored in Prismacolor pencls.



Happy Friday, friends! And thanks, Karen, for the fun stamps!
Chark

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Owl Be Your Valentine

I have some more cards to share with the digi stamps I got from being part of the 2 Cute Ink Stamp Club, this one uses the exclusive club digi for January. Aren't these owls so cute? This is done in colored pencil, as is the next one.



This is just an oval that I created in Corel Draw with a sentiment I like. I need to make them into a card or scrap page, not sure which yet.


And this is a tag I created with a snowflake die from Spellbinders and a scalloped oval. I just threaded the seam binding through the scallops for this look. I used watercolors on this one.


I admit, I'm loving the coloring craze with my digital stamps!

I want to share my creation for both A Blog Named Hero and a2z Scrapbooking this week.
I used a few HA elements and added to the sentiment my favorite glitter of all timeSticklesfor the Bit of Sparkle challenge at A Blog Named Hero. I created the background with Tim Holtz Alcohol inks dripped onto acetate and then backed with white cardstock. Colorful, right?! 

Hope you'll join in!

Happy Wednesday!
Chark

Monday, February 1, 2016

2 Cute Stamps

I joined the digi stamp club, 2 Cute Ink, and I'm loving the images. You can pay month by month at $5 or buy a 6-month or year a subscription and get five digital stamps every month--so worth it! And you get any stamp in her etsy store for a $1 instead of $4, which is so worth it too. Even if you only join for one month, you can get this coupon for the store. (I'm not getting anything for this, just wanted to share if you like digi stamps or just wanted to try them out.)

Here's a favor box I made with the members-only stamp from January (I forgot, there's also an exclusive members-only stamp each month). Don't these owls look happy?




And this little bear is all colored up and stickled for use for Valentine's Day. He might be a card or another little gift bag. Not sure yet, but I love him!


In the sneak peeks for February, I spy a little boy and little girl playing video games! If you've got a gamer in your house, you may want these stamps. I know I need them! And maybe a little pig and owl listening to headphones. I'll let you know Feb. 5!


Happy Monday,
Chark